Roulette Etiquette

When playing roulette in a live casino, there are a few simple rules and courtesies that should be followed to maximize everyone’s enjoyment of the game. On the casino side, the rules and procedures that must be followed by the dealers and players are there to protect the integrity of the game and ensure neither party cheats.

RouletteWhen placing bets, don’t toss chips onto the betting area; you must place them neatly onto the appropriate area for the bet. With many players making the same bets, tossing chips can disrupt other bets, and the tossed chips are not likely to land where they need to be anyway. If the bet you intend to make has a chip from another player in place, simply place your chip on top of the existing bets.

After the dealer spins the wheel and releases the ball, there will be a point where he waves his arm over the table and calls for no more bets. From this point until all bets are paid, you must not reach into the betting area. When the number is decided, the dealer will place the dolly, a small plastic totem, on top of the wining number. He will then clear all chips from losing bets from the board and proceed to payout the winners. It is very important to not reach for your payout until the totem is removed from the board. All winning bets will be counted out first and organized on the felt.

When the dolly is removed by the dealer – that’s your signal to collect your winnings.

The chips used on a roulette table are unique and can only be used on roulette. Each player has a different color of chips, and the value of each chip is determined when you buy in by placing a marker into a position with the declared chip value into a slot corresponding to each players chip color. To buy chips from the dealer, lay your money on the felt. The dealer may not take money from your hand, it must be picked up from the table.